Marlow St resident Trevor McStay is not happy with the new markers installed by the Dunedin City Council. Photo by Craig Baxter.
Markers have been installed in Marlow St to further deter
drivers from entering the St Kilda street from the Royal Cres
end, further angering residents.
The street has been designated a ''quiet street'' under the
South Dunedin cycle network and its two-way intersection with
Royal Cres has become a one-way exit-only from Marlow St.
Some unhappy residents have started a petition calling for
the street to be returned to its previous state.
Resident Trevor McStay said quite a few drivers were ignoring
the changes and driving through in protest.
The installation of the markers last week just added to
people's unhappiness about the changes, he said.
So far about 600 people, many from surrounding roads also
affected by cycleway works, had signed the petition, which
residents plan to present to the council at a meeting on
Dunedin City Council transport project engineer Evan Matheson
said the orange markers were installed to further emphasise
people should not be entering the street at that
''People have still been driving in there.''
The markers indicated where the kerb would be extended to if
the next stage of cycleway work was approved at next week's
''That should reinforce what the new arrangement is.''
Transportation group manager Gene Ollerenshaw last month said
the council was finding it was having to do bigger build-outs
than expected on parts of the project.
Mr Matheson said while there was physical separation on Royal
Cres between motorists and cyclists, on Marlow St cyclists
and motorists would share the road.
If the work was approved additional kerbing, road markings
and signage would be added, making the separation on the
street clearer, he said.
Tenders for the work had been called for and could be let as
soon as the end of the month, depending on the council's